Date:August 05, 2012

Dr. Emmanuel O. Akindele


Dr. Emmanuel O. Akindele;


Educational Qualifications

B.Sc. Zoology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, 2001

M.Sc. Zoology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 2006

Ph.D. Zoology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 2012

Cert. in Wetland Conservation, Wageningen Univ. & Res., The Netherlands, 2018


Research Interests

My research focus is on conservation of freshwater systems and their inherent biological resources. To this end, my research activities focus mainly on riparian forest-freshwater interactions; assessment of zooplankton and benthic macroinvertebrates in inland water bodies; water quality assessment using physico-chemical and biological (invertebrates) indices; anthropogenic impacts on freshwater ecosystems; and assessment of conservation value of freshwaters. I also conduct investigative studies on microplastics and their impacts on freshwater biota.


(i)                 Akindele, E. O. and Adeniyi, I. F. (2013): Zooplankton composition and community structure in Lake Tiga, Kano, Nigeria. African Journal of Aquatic Science, 38(3): 279-286.

(ii)               Akindele, E. O. (2013): Relationships between physico-chemical water parameters and zooplankton fauna of Tiga Lake, Kano, Nigeria.  Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 6(1): 95-100.

(iii)             Akindele, E. O. and Adeniyi, I. F. (2013): A study of the physico-chemical water quality, hydrology and zooplankton fauna in Opa Reservoir catchment area, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 7(5):192-203.

(iv)             Akindele, E.O. and Liadi A.A. (2014): Diversity and response of benthic macroinvertebrates to natural and induced environmental stresses in Aiba stream, Iwo, Southwest Nigeria. West African Journal of Pure and Applied Ecology, 22: 101-111.

(v)               Akindele, E. O. and Adeniyi, I.F. (2014): Holomixis and stratification patterns of a Northern Nigerian Lake. Journal of Aquatic Sciences, 29(1): 19-25.

(vi)             Akindele, E.O., Olutona, G.O. (2014): Water Physico-chemistry and Zooplankton Fauna of Aiba Reservoir Headwater Streams, Iwo, Nigeria. Journal of Ecosystem, Volume 2014, Article ID 105405, 11 pages.

(vii)           Akindele, E.O., Adu, B.W. and Ayandele, M.A. (2014): Hydrology and water quality characteristics of a stressed lotic freshwater system in Iwo, Southwest, Nigeria. Tropical Freshwater Biology, 23 (1): 1-19.

(viii)         Akindele, E.O., Olutona, G.O. (2015): Environmental variables and benthic macroinvertebrate assemblage in the headwater streams of an Afro-tropical reservoir. Water and Environment, 29(4): 541-548.

(ix)             Akindele, E. O., Adedapo, T. A., Olawoye, O. O., Olutona, G. O. and Adu, B. W. (2015): Preliminary limnological survey of Ori stream, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria. International Journal of  Biological and Chemical Sciences 9(1): 329-341.

(x)               Adu, B. W., Akindele, E. O., Obadofin, A. A. (2015): Distribution and Composition of Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata: Insecta) in Iloyin Forest, Akure, Nigeria. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies, 8(5): 517-529.

(xi)             Akindele, E. O. and Indabawa, I. I. (2015): A review of the effects of dams on the hydrology, water quality and invertebrate fauna of some Nigerian freshwaters. The Zoologist, 13: 28-35.

(xii)           Adu, B. W., Ogbogu, S. S. and Akindele, E. O. (2016): Rapid survey of Dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata) of Kribi forest and Campo Ma’am national Park, Southern Cameroon. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies, 9(3): 255-266.

(xiii)         Olutona, G.O., Akindele, E. O. and Ayanda, O. S. (2016): Sediment-associated trace and major metals in the headwaters of a tropical reservoir. Chemistry and Ecology, 32(7): 624-637.

(xiv)         Akindele, E. O. and Olutona, G.O. (2017): Water quality and biodiversity of potamoplankton in an African sacred grove and world heritage site. Zoology and Ecology, 27(3-4): 292-303.

(xv)           Akindele, E.O., Olutona, G.O., Oyeku, O.G. and Adeniyi, A.V. (2017): Assessment of two persistent bioaccumulative toxicants in the UNESCO protected river of Osun-Osogbo, Nigeria. Ecological Processes, 2017(6): 30.

(xvi)         Akindele, E. O., Adeniyi, A. V., Oyeku, O. G. and Adu, B. W. (2018). Analysis of benthic macroinvertebrates, biological water quality and conservation value of a tropical river and UNESCO-Protected environment. African Journal of Ecology, 56: 488-498.


Contact: Emmanuel O. Akindele
Department of Zoology,
Obafemi Awolowo University,
Ile-Ife, Nigeria (220005)
Tel: +234-8036574615